'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' OFFICIALLY Picked up by ABC (Updated)

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May 10th, 2013

Shield Official Cast Photo

UPDATE (4) And Now it's officially official (for real)! Marvel's Agents of SHIELD has been picked up. See the first cast photo above.

Marvel spin-off Agents of SHIELD has been reportedly picked up by ABC.

Update (3): Looks like the video linked to by Gregg has been pulled down. Make of this what you will.

Update (2): Star Clark Gregg has tweeted out a link to a supposed teaser for the show, featuring The Hulk. All bets are off as to its authenticity, but we'll let you decide for yourself.

Update: Official word has not come down yet but a full series pickup is expected tomorrow, according to Entertainment Weekly

The first promo for it is reported to air during the Once Upon a Time finale, according to a tweet from SitcomsOnline:


  • Skylar James

    They need to pick up a new reality show

  • One

    Okay, now the rest of the internet is saying Agents of SHIELD isn’t confimred as picked up by ABC.

  • Jason

    People are reporting ABC hasn’t announced it’s been picked up.

  • HV

    A shock and something obvious.
    Shock: ABC announced something before the upfronts!
    Obvious: Agents of SHEILD picked up. Who didn’t see that coming from a mile away?

  • Josh

    Now just waiting on ABC

  • catsrule

    I think Agents of Shield will air Sundays at 9:00 after Once Upon a Time. This is what I would do.

    7:00 America’s Funniest Home Videos
    8:00 Once Upon a Time
    9:00 Agents of Shield
    10:00 Revenge

    8:00 Dancing with the Stars (no results show)
    10:00 Nashville

    8:00 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (full season)
    9:00 Shark Tank
    10:00 Castle

    8:00 The Middle
    8:30 The Goldbergs
    9:00 Modern Family
    9:30 How to Live With Your Parents
    10:00 New Drama

    8:00 Body of Proof- better than wasting a new drama here
    9:00 Grey’s Anatomy
    10:00 Scandal

    8:00 Last Man Standing
    8:30 New Comedy
    9:00 Malibu Country
    9:30 Suburgatory
    10:00 20/20

  • Stella

    The video is private but ABC uploaded a video on their youtube, titled “Hulk fire”

  • catsrule

    Since I can’t edit I might switch Castle with the new drama on Wednesday.

  • HalCapone

    I doubt Shield will air on Sundays against SNF. My bet is on the coveted Thursday 8pm death slot. I say go for it, ABC. Bang’s gotta go bust sooner or later.

  • Ricky

    @catsrule: I can’t imagine DWTS not having a results show. Here’s an idea for ABC’s fall schedule taking that into account:

    Sunday: OUAT, Agents of SHIELD, Revenge
    Monday: DWTS, OUAT-Wonderland
    Tuesday: DWTS Results, How To Live With Your Parents, Adopted, Forever/BoP
    Wednesday: The Middle, Suburgatory, MF, Goldbergs, Nashville
    Thursday: Castle, Grey’s, Scandal
    Friday: (same)

  • Paulo PT

    Good news, only if ABC airs it at 9PM on tuesdays, other night don’t make any sense!

    8PM Unscripted Program
    9PM Agents of SHIELD
    10PM New Drama

  • Alex

    Not exactly earth shattering news that they’d pick this up. Its looked like a sure fire bet since it was announced to the point where you wondered why they didn’t just give it a straight to series order.

    I still think Agents of SHIELD should ultimately land Thursday at 9.

    Shark Tank / Agents of SHIELD / Scandal

    That’s a strong Thursday night line-up for them and helps them to stamp some authority on a night where CBS may or may not be considering expanding their comedy block and NBC will be looking to revive their fortunes. It also means they can ship Grey’s off to another night (Sunday at 9? Tuesday at 9?) where it can hopefully help improve their fortunes.

    Home Videos / Once Upon A Time / Grey’s Anatomy / Revenge

    That’s a decent Sunday night on paper and should help boost Revenge. Or Tuesday night you’d have

    Dancing Results / Grey’s Anatomy / New Drama

    ABC need to be a little more pro-active than they’ve been in recent years with their scheduling. Holding the line isn’t really working for them.

  • Tim

    Agents of Shield will hopefully bring some success to the 8 pm death slot…maybe ABC will have a winning drama night with SHIELD, Grey’s, and Scandal, who knows?!

  • Paulo PT

    DWTS and Your Face Sounds Familiar could have a results show following the performance show at 10 pm.

    Public voting during previous show/week gives immunnity, three and two point, each one to differents contestants.

    Jury and contestants votes will determine scoring.

  • Sri Racha

    Gothica… The Clan?????

  • Mark G

    Sounds like it will be a great show which means it will be the first show cancelled next year.

  • Rook

    Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM


    I am one of those comicon fanbois.

    There is simply not than many of us to watch all these shows to get the ratings for renewal.

    The 100, Tomorrow People, Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow etc etc etc.

    Tell that to The Walking Dead

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    @Sri Racha

    Gothica… The Clan?????

    Gothica has been officially passed on. No news yet about The Clan.

  • The End

    @Mark G
    @Sounds like it will be a great show which means it will be the first show cancelled next year.

    I hope you’re joking. This show will be promoted to death with regards to it being based in the same universe as The Avengers. That alone will attract a lot of viewers.

    And if its placed before Revenge on Sunday, it’l keep Revenge alive for a while lol

  • Lane

    If Mark Ruffalo is in it. Downey makes an appearance as well as other big names. Could be one of the biggest shows in the history.

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